South America Southern Circuit

12 Day Tour from $4,190 per person

Pricing includes everything from your international arrival to your departure, with the exception of flights and a few lunches and dinners. Our specialty is private, customizable travel experiences.

Trip Itinerary

Day 1 - Arrival in Santiago, Chile

Upon arrival to the Santiago airport you will be met by a SA Expeditions representative and driven to your comfortable hotel to relax or begin exploring the city.

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Day 2 - Santiago City Tour

This morning after breakfast at your hotel you'll enjoy a tour of Santiago. Throughout the day you'll visit the city's historic center where you'll find the Plaza de Armas, the main Cathedral, and the Presidential Palace. You will also have the chance to view the city from the top of Cerro San Cristobal.

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Day 3 - Valparaiso and Vina del Mar Tour

Today you'll visit two of central Chile's most popular seaside towns: Valparaiso and Vina del Mar. Valparaiso is a vibrant, colorful collection of hillside houses overlooking the bay. Here you'll visit the summer house and now museum of Pablo Neruda, one of Chile's most prolific writers. You'll then continue on to the tranquil Vina del Mar, a popular retreat for the Santiago elite.

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Day 4 - Santiago to Torres del Paine

Today you'll be transferred to Santiago airport for your flight to Chile's southernmost city, Punta Arenas. Upon arrival you will be transferred through spectacular scenery to the world-famous Torres del Paine National Park, where you will settle in.

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Day 5 - Torres del Paine Activities

With dozens of half-day and full-day excursions to choose from, you're free to customize your full day in Torres del Paine however you desire. Spend it taking short hikes to stunning lookout points to marvel at waterfalls, lakes, glaciers, and of course the unique peaks.

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Day 6 - Torres del Paine to El Calafate

Your final morning in Torres del Paine spend some time enjoying the view from the lodge. You will then journey across the border to the Argentine town of El Calafate for a relaxing evening at your hotel.

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Day 7 - Perito Moreno Glacier Tour

Follow the shores of Lago Argentino until you reach the entrance of Perito Moreno National Park. You'll receive a brief orientation and then you are free to explore the footpaths overlooking and surrounding the Perito Moreno Glacier. In the afternoon you will board a catamaran to view the glacier's majesty from a sea side perspective where you can better appreciate the sounds and movements of this living piece of ice.

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Day 8 - Estancia Experience

Today you'll visit another, more remote glacier. Your adventure starts with a beautiful boat ride across the lake and up the Cristina Canal, giving you great views of the Upsala Glacier. Then travel in all-terrain vehicles across the steppe to a glacial lookout right above Upsala. Enjoy lunch at Estancia Cristina and learn about the life of a Patagonian gaucho via a tour of the on-site museum before returning to El Calafate.

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Day 9 - El Calafate to Buenos Aires

Enjoy a final hearty breakfast in this remarkable region before meeting your airport transfer for your flight to Buenos Aires. Upon arrival in Buenos Aires a guide will meet you and take you to your hotel.

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Day 10 – Private Half Day Buenos Aires City Tour

After breakfast you’ll head out on a Buenos Aires city tour during which you’ll explore the districts of San Telmo, La Boca, Recoleta, Puerto Madero, the city center, and the main plaza. The tour will end in the Recoleta Cemetery where you’ll have the chance to stay and explore further independently or continue back to the hotel.

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Day 11 - Free Day with Dinner & Tango Show

Your day will be free, giving you time to explore independently. The main districts in Buenos Aires are pedestrian friendly and the city's subways are efficient and easy to use. In the evening, you will be picked up from your hotel and taken to one of Buenos Aires's best tango houses for an authentic Porteno evening of dinner, music, and dancing. Choose either a small, intimate show or a large, Broadway-style production.

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Day 12 - Depart Buenos Aires

Today your South America adventures come to an end. After breakfast at your hotel, you'll be transferred to the airport for your final departure home.

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